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IT Director

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Austin, TX, USA
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Job Summary:

Founded in 2016 by entrepreneurs and operators, 8VC is a leading technology investment firm (venture capital) with over $5.5Bn under management. We are headquartered in Austin, Texas with offices in San Francisco and New York and about 60 employees globally. 8VC was built by a team of entrepreneurs, engineers, investors and philosophers who value operating experience and action, as well as new ideas and creative theories. We invest primarily in smart enterprise platforms (across industries including financial services, healthcare, and logistics), software infrastructure, and Bio-IT. You can find our white papers, portfolio companies, and latest thinking at

8VC is looking for a seasoned IT Director to join our firm and lead our internal technical support function. The IT Director will develop the company’s strategy for leveraging technical resources, ensuring they are used efficiently, profitably, and securely, and evaluating & implementing new systems. Our IT Director will also need to deliver on-the-ground support for our team as an individual contributor.

Job Responsibilities:

  • Work closely with 8VC leadership to set priorities and goals for IT management, including budget
  • Proactively optimize our team’s connectivity and productivity tools both in the office and out (e.g. supporting regular travel and non-standard devices) with creative, best-of-breed solutions
  • Ensure team has optimized sound, A/V, and connectivity for events, meetings, and other activities across offices
  • Ensure security is optimized, monitored, and maintained given the tradeoffs required for productivity in this environment, working in concert with Joe Lonsdale’s personal security team
  • Oversee data security, management, and governance
  • Manage strategic vendor and technology partner relationships
  • Manage resource allocation, SLAs, and other performance metrics
  • Work to deliver streamlined IT support across locations, including Austin Office, San Francisco Office, New York Office, some personal residences, Cicero Office (Austin), Lonsdale Enterprises (San Francisco), and University of Austin Texas Office (UATX) in the future
  • Facilitate the development and implementation of disaster recovery and IT security failure plans
  • Ensure tight collaboration across departments in service of events, office build-outs, and other ad-hoc needs with IT support requirements
  • Provide consultation and guidance to our internal Build companies as they are incubated from within 8VC

Required Skills:

  • Experience delivering best in class IT support and IT leadership within medium to large-scale organizations
  • Highly responsive in facilitating operational efficiency & great user experience
  • High urgency, creativity, and excitement for finding the right tools and systems for the team’s craft
  • Strong department leader with skills in strategic planning, goal setting, processes development, and budgeting
  • Excellent communication, leadership, and strategic thinking abilities with a problem-solving aptitude
  • Solid understanding of broad technology trends and the ability to align innovation with business goals
  • Strong communication with ability to convey technical topics in easy-to-understand business terms and work collaboratively with cross-functional teams and external partners
  • “No task too small” attitude; focus on getting things done in an efficient and effective manner
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